True Beauty – Beloved Women – July 17, 2020
READ: “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30 ESV)
TODAY’S ENCOURAGEMENT: In the age of social media where likes, retweets and comments can be mistaken for worth, it is easy to get caught up in appearances. The ability to take the perfect selfie, to capture the right angle, and to use the best filter have somehow become essential social skills.
The Proverbs 31 woman understood what was truly important to distinguish herself from all the rest. Throughout the chapter, we see that she is honored by her husband, praised by her children, works hard day and night, and takes care of home. She carries herself with strength and dignity. While there are many characteristics of the Proverbs 31 woman that we should emulate, verse 30 puts it all in perspective. The world may look at our outward charm and our beauty, but our true worth lies in being a woman who loves and honors God. That type of beauty cannot be captured through a camera lens; it can only be captured through the eyes of God.
PRAY: Father, thank You for always looking at what is on the inside and for looking at what is in my heart. Help me to always glorify You through my actions and through my obedience to You. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray, Amen.
REFLECT: What can you do today to demonstrate that you are a woman of God?
CONNECT: Find more encouragement from Dr. S. A. Foster at www.honorabledistinction.com.
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